One Dark Fright

15 Episodes

By: Ainslie, Rebecca, Tim

Ainslie, Rebecca, and Tim break down a different horror movie every episode, shining a light on all the awesome, weird, disturbing, and hysterical moments along the way.

Ep. 15 - House (1985)

Greetings, horror fiends! One Dark Fright is back with a romp through possibly the only Vietnam horror comedy in existence - 1985's HOUSE! There's so much zaniness going on in this film and we somehow packed everything into one hilarious, head-scratching episode. We're talking '80s men's sweater fashion, sexy neighbors, nighttime soap operas, murderous real estate agents, multi-dimensional house décor, and so much more! We also make every attempt to classify this movie and almost fall out of our chairs laughing at the world's greatest unproduced television show of all-time - "Resort"! Join us!

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Ep. 14 - Tourist Trap (1979) Vol. 2

Greetings, weary travelers! The open road can be a dangerous place, but One Dark Fright is here to put your worries aside as we conclude our discussion on 1979's quirky supernatural horror, TOURIST TRAP! We're down to our final three survivors and things are about to get...suffocating. The journey may be coming to an end but we've still got lots of questions that need to be answered. Along the way we talk operatic mannequin breathing, slow-motion chases, Woody's undying sexual appeal, killer motivations, costume choices, tomahawk action, and of course, Chuck Connors! At the end we have a...

Ep. 13 - Tourist Trap (1979) Vol. 1

Summer is almost over, but never fear! One Dark Fright is here with more sweaty mayhem as we tackle some hardcore mannequin horror in part one of our deep dive into 1979's TOURIST TRAP! Along the way we talk (in)convenient costuming, skinny dipping manners, and how to stay cool when you're stranded on the side of the road with nothing but a beach chair and a bedsheet.  We also marvel at the one and only Chuck Connors! Those boyish golden locks, that business acumen, AND the charm?! He's got it all! And to top it off, he has a...

Ep. 12 - Sleepaway Camp (1983) Vol. 2

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to camp again....One Dark Fright is back with part two of our discussion on the 1983 summer slasher SLEEPAWAY CAMP!! This one really has it all - pole swallowing, killer curling irons, sweaty balls, old man rage, weightlifting,  and the worst fake mustache ever put to screen! And all of this occurs before we take a closer look at the shocking ending, try to decide who the WORST character in the movie is, and discuss who the real villain is and why this fun flick turns dark on repeat v...

Ep. 11 - Sleepaway Camp (1983) Vol. 1

Hey there, campers! It's the middle of summer and on this episode we're taking a look at all the camp hijinks, romance, and murder in 1983's slasher classic - SLEEPAWAY CAMP! On this episode we scratch our heads at the surreal opening, marvel at kooky Aunt Martha, drool over male camper fashion, and discuss the gravity of a certain side-pony. We also swoon over Ricky, talk gender-role reversal, the possibility this camp is being smothered in noxious gases, and touch on some of the unique aspects of this wacky classic. It's a really fun one - join us!

Ep. 10 - Firestarter (1984) Vol. 2

Ok guys, it is HOT! So One Dark Fright is coming at you with part two of our incendiary conversation on 1984’s adaptation of Stephen King’s FIRESTARTER! We devote much of this episode to a certain one-eyed villain with questionable motives and a wicked judo chop. Along the way we also gush over little Drew Barrymore's cuteness, compare each of the three bad guys to unflattering retail manager cliches, decide which member of our group would wreak havoc with a fiery power, and laugh at one co-host's inability to say "Rainbird". This one really has it all - join...

Ep. 9 - Firestarter (1984) Vol. 1

Hey kids, it's officially summer! And if you think it's hot outside, then you haven't listened to our latest episode on the fiery 1984 adaptation of Stephen King's FIRESTARTER! It's a toasty one but have no fear, we're here to cool you off as we discuss all the strange goings on in this one. Along the way we talk unreasonable oven mitts, Drew Barrymore's cuteness, questionable henchmen attire, and proper lab behavior. We also marvel at how long people wear the same set of clothes in this movie, try to decipher who has what powers, and lust after David Keith's...

Ep. 8 - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) Vol. 2

We're back! We couldn't leave you hanging with just one episode of '80s prom goodness, so we've returned to put a bow on HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II (1987). This one has it all - questionable bible verses, horny ghosts, horny dads, phallic carousel horses, grave-digging cardigans, exorcisms, and an ending ripped straight from CARRIE! Along the way we try to figure out just how many influences this film steals from, bid adieu to a number of characters, and then wrap up by comparing this to the original and envisioning a remake of this film. Join us!

Ep. 7 - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) Vol. 1

Prom season is winding down and we're marking the occasion with a trip back in time to one of the rare sequels that easily outshines the original - HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II! It's a nostalgic episode as we recount some of our own prom memories before diving into the madness of Hamilton High. Along the way we dig through impossible doppelganger casting, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) connections, ageless hairlines, power posture, and the logistics of prom queen campaigning. We also try to figure out if anyone is "fashionable" or appropriately dressed for their age and ponder...

Ep. 6 - Ginger Snaps (2000) Vol. 2

As promised, we're back for the second part of our deep dive into 2000's teen werewolf gem - GINGER SNAPS! In this episode we wrap up all the bloody mayhem and put a bow on this sisterly tale once and for all. Along the way we debate the appropriateness of milk at the dinner table, murderous mothers, frozen teenagers, the sex appeal of a rubbery torso, and try to decide if we have a werewolf or a were-cat situation on our hands! We also question how much of this tragedy in mom's fault, that bummer of an ending, and...

Ep. 5 - Ginger Snaps (2000) Vol. 1

Watch that lunar cycle, folks, because One Dark Fright is spending this full moon with 2000's hair-raising, dog-hating werewolf classic - GINGER SNAPS! There's so much to talk about with this one so we went ahead and split it into two parts for your listening pleasure. This is a jam-packed episode in which we discuss thrift store costuming, proper wig posture, the worst high school pot dealer ever, motherly menstrual energy, and tons more! We also try figure out how to layer up and still be sexy in Canada, debate how these two sisters could possibly be related, and...

Ep. 4 - The Stuff (1985)

Alright, foodies, it's time to tie on your bibs and get messy because we're chomping into Larry Cohen's delectable satire, THE STUFF! In this episode we dissect all the ins and outs of a killer dessert while pondering riverside diners, porn advertising, shady ice cream business men, and the proper way to say "Eat it!" Along the way we discuss Moe Rutherford's grand plan (or lack thereof) and lament why we don't get to spend more time with the best character in the movie - Chocolate Chip Charlie! It's a packed show that might have you asking "Would I...

Ep. 3 - The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Grab your nighties and your favorite power tools, kids, because we're going all-in on 1982's driller killer classic, THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE! On this episode we wade into the minute details and discuss all the lurid goodies including the creative team behind the mayhem, anemic serial killers, prison shower etiquette, phallic drilling, slumber party negligee, proper peacock behavior, and unlikely romantic couples. We also try to figure out who the protagonist of this movie is and why two main characters are even in it, and we discover how Hooters found their signature look! Come on by, and don't forget...

Ep. 2 - Scream 3 (2000)

It's SCREAM week, y'all, and your humble hosts, Ainslie, Rebecca, and Tim are taking a dark plunge into the depths of SCREAM 3! In this episode we ponder if Cotton is actually made of 100% cotton, then talk rejected Spice Girl outfits, dreamy detectives, proper cigarette etiquette, Scooby Doo mysteries, and of course - micro bangs! We also try to figure out if Sidney is made of plastic and find ourselves drowning in the cesspool that is Hollywood. Naturally, we discuss part 3's relation to the rest of the franchise and how we rank the series so...Spoiler Warning! Join us...

Ep. 1 - Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Welcome to the One Dark Fright Podcast! Join Ainslie Pompey, Rebecca Kintner, and Tim Waverla as we plot a course through the depths of horror cinema, discussing the good, the bad, and the gory with plenty of jokes to go around. It's the very first episode and we're getting down and dirty with the bloody yuletide slasher SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT! Along the way we discuss gratuitous boobs, creepy Christmas music, stockroom kimonos, nun BDSM, awkward pool table sex, and marvel at beefy moose-knuckle. We also delve into some, let's call them "odd", interpretations of Catholicism and wonder aloud...